I'm pretty confused on the major scale, even though I understand the basic WWHWWWH formula. I pulled this from a UG guide.

G major scale box, 6 string root.
Red notes are G, the root of this example.

E|---------------------------2-3--|
B|-----------------------3-5------|
G|-----------------2-4-5----------|
D|-----------2-4-5----------------|
A|-----2-3-5----------------------|
E|-3-5----------------------------|

How does this show WWHWWWH? The 6 string is 2 notes, then the 5th string confuses me because it goes up 1 fret and then two frets after that.
Basically all of the strings that only go up 2 or 1 I understand(6 and 1 string) but all of the strings in the middle I don't understand.

I need help pretty fast because I really want to work on some scales.
The notes that you're playing do follow that pattern.
Scales are not boxes.

The scale is the sequence of notes, eg C D E F G A B.

The box is just how these notes are laid out on that section of the guitar.
E 3-5 is one whole.

From the E-5 to the A-2 is a whole.

From the A-2 to the A-3 is the half and so on.

I hope that helps.
OMFG I feel stupid.
I forgot about the open strings.

Okay so just to clarify does the major scale always use the WWHWWWH formula?
If you learn the notes of the fretboard, you'll understand this easier. For example, 3 to 5 on E is G to A (a whole step).

Yes, it does use that pattern.
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OMFG I feel stupid.
I forgot about the open strings.

Okay so just to clarify does the major scale always use the WWHWWWH formula?

do it yourself

C (w) D (w) E (h) F (w) G (w) A (w) B (h) C

Part of my problem was while I was reading notes, I wasnt actually learning the notes.

I will make sure to do it in the future thats for sure.